Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar

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Type: American Brown Ale
  • Brewed by: Rogue Ales Brewery
  • Availability: Year-Round
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  • Aroma: Malty
  • Aroma Description: Toffee / Butter / Butterscotch
  • Serve at Temperature: Cold
  • Container: Snifter and Tulips
  • Website: http://www.rogue.com/
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  • 56 
  • 4.5/5 
  • 6.20% 
  • 628/3686 
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A nutty twist to a traditional European Brown Ale. Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish.

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Reviews: 8

  • Jun 11, 2015
    malvrich (96)Rank: Beer Novice
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    A: Somewhat clear mahogany color with 1/4" quickly dissipating head.
    S: Chocolate malt and that’s about it. Maybe a bark-like essence. Cinnamon? A slight hint of coffee creamer (hazelnut).
    T: Again chocolatey without any sweetness. A hoppy bite with a hint of roast/toast dark bread.
    M: Medium body with more carbonation than expected but not enough to distract. I don’t get much of the the nuttiness I remember.
    O: I thought this was the best stuff in the world back in the 1990s. OK but doesn’t hold up to my memories. Oh well. Rogue seems to have a bit of a reputation problem now and I definitely don’t like their refusal to date their products. I guess I can let this go. Too expensive to be this mediocre.
  • Mar 31, 2015
    Pat_McD19 (1)Rank: Beer Novice
    4.8
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    A great American brown ale. The hazelnut and caramel aroma and flavor separate it from other brown ales. Best enjoyed cold and from the tap.
  • Jul 25, 2012
    Blumicide (5)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.8
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    Pretty smooth. Tastes fine. I liked it for its dark qualities.
  • May 15, 2011
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.9
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    [Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

    Poured a nice rich clear medium to dark brown with an average sized light brown head that was mostly diminishing leaving just a little residue hanging around allowing for good lacing. The aroma was of a nutty caramel malt and a doughy yeast with a nice note of hazelnut, brown sugar and a ever so light touch of coffee. It tasted lightly sweet with hints of caramel and coffee in the beginning. Then it matured into a very malty-nutty flavor with the hazelnut being the most pronounced at the finish, although the flavor could of lasted a little longer on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet slightly watery in texture as alot of brown ales can be with the carbonation being ever so perfectly soft. Overall a very nice malty nut brown ale, this happens to be my favorite style and this brew fits it very well indeed.

    Serving type: bottle
  • Feb 13, 2011
    RedneckRinpoche (29)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: IPA Lovers
    4.5
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    Enjoyed a 22oz with a friend. Pours a bit lighter than I expected, mahogany with a ruby glow and a short-lived bubbly head. The aroma is caramel sweetness and decadent hazelnut, perhaps a light coffee but without much roast. My friend rightly pointed out that the hazelnut flavor is so intense that you almost breathe it, like Frangelico. It's super sweet - there's no denying that - but the body is so light that it doesn't overpower. Incredibly smooth through the middle and finish and only the hazelnut lingers. Not much fence-riding on this beer, you either like hazelnut or you don't. And I do.